Our sessions are relaxed, and our students in attendance leave being able to approach problems from multiple perspectives and skill-sets — not accepting simple technical limitations as barriers to executing on a vision. At the end of a course, students will have a strong understanding on logic and basic programming syntax and structure as well as will have designed, implemented, and deployed functional web or mobile applications.
The courses are structured to emphasize group collaboration, which is at the very heart of most modern project developments. It’s not only about Ruby on Rails, Android and iOS programming, it’s also about learning to think critically to solve problems and develop team-building skills, which will be invaluable in your future workplace. Our goal is to familiarize you with the intricacies of these programming platforms, while at the same time, fostering inspirational thinking, which will create future opportunities for you. Code Chicago is not stodgy or static; we are seeking to actively push the boundaries in new and unexpected ways, and we want you to participate. We teach beginners how to create web, and mobile applications.
Code Chicago provides great value; comparable programs will cost 4 – 6 times as much. At the same time, gaining the skills and tools necessary for the development industry. Our vision is to empower you to bring your own dreams to life through coding. We want to take you far beyond simplistic “by-the-book” training and give you the tools to make an impact. Students also receive (or get to):
1. Free co-working space at BLUE1647, and access to events during their enrollment.
2. Additional help from our members that are entrepreneurs and developers.
3. Participate in “Hackathons”.
4. Develop personal relationships with our partner organizations.
5. Direct interaction from on-site instructors.
This is a flexible learning opportunity; our courses are perfect for busy professionals and students alike. Code Chicago is offering you an accessibly priced, accelerated part-time learning environment - where students are still able to have jobs and maintain their familial relationships while attending class.
Through our specialized approach to education, we have a great mix of teachers pulled directly from industry who are able to lend support and impart hands-on experience, as opposed to classes that require students to teach themselves how to program with supplemental materials using instructors as guides to help students when they're stuck or have questions. In short, we’re able to achieve the same goals as other groups, only in a much shorter amount of time.
Code Chicago’s accelerated web, and mobile training program places emphasis on developing your own web and mobile app(s), this is a perfect place to meet collaborators for future projects or even assemble your own team for a future project. Whether you're a beginner, or advancing student, you learn the importance collaboration plays in technical development, and will be confronted by certain challenges, which push you towards further developing your “strategic vision”. Upon successful completion of the program, you also become part of an Alumni Network, providing further mentorship, and job opportunities along with on-going support.
Finally, this is an investment in yourself, and your career, at a cost that is nearly impossible to pass on. The training and creative problem solving concepts you will learn will energize your ingenuity, and make you more employable. Whether you’re planning on pursuing college, aiming to change your career, or want to try to forge a path on your own, our unique learning opportunities will prepare you for the road ahead by imparting tangible skills with real-world value.
Price: $2,000 (Apply) | Discounts Available
Designed for beginners, this course will teach you how to develop applications for the Android, iOS, Windows mobile etc). This 12-week training class is 70% hands-on, 30% lecture and you do not need to own a Mobile device to take this course. You will build foundational front-end coding skills, coupled with back-end development, learn about the mobile development industry, and create an app, developing a digital portfolio. We will ensure that our participants excel in developing cross browser applications targeting both desktop and mobile clients via responsive design. The class is aimed towards beginners (although people with prior programming experiences are welcome).
BYOL: Bring your own laptop. We also have Desktop computer stations if needed.
Hosted at Blue1647 Innovation Center (1647 South Blue Island Ave, Chicago IL.)
Start Date: April 25th - June 27th
Saturdays, 2:00pm – 6:00pm & Weds., 7:00p - 10:00pm.
Price: $2,000 (Apply) | Discounts Available
Designed for beginners, this course will give you a solid foundation in Ruby on Rails. Ruby is known as one of the most beginner-friendly programming languages, and Rails has quickly become one of the most popular frameworks for web application development, powering sites like Twitter and Groupon. This course will be collaborative, teach the fundamentals of Ruby on Rails, and how to build a basic web application. You will create a web app and digital portfolio. The class is aimed towards beginners (although people with prior programming experiences are welcome).
BYOL: Bring your own laptop (Mac preferred). We also have Desktop computer stations if needed.